Discover, by thinking

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

It is a fact that all of our activities are governed by our minds. We first think, then act. If we think right, our actions are right. If we do not think right, our actions will not be right. Simple.

Who are the people required by a nation?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

When the industrial magnate, GD Birla (1894-1983), was 30 years old, he received a letter from an unknown student in Calcutta. This is what the student, in an informal and forthright manner, had written: "If only you can help me with an amount of Rs. 22,000 for the purchase of a special type of instrument which has to be imported, I may assure you that I may be able to get the Nobel Prize for my discovery."

Uncomplaining endurance

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

The Mughal Prince, Aurangzeb, came into conflict with his father, Shahjahan, over certain political matters. He, therefore, dethroned Shahjahan and imprisoned him in the fort at Agra in 1658, where he was kept in close confinement and deprived of even the common necessities of life. He could only while away his time by contemplating the Taj Mahal from the fort and reciting poems.